Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Picture Time!

Good morning to everyone!!  It's so beautiful out this morning!  Clear blue skies, sunny and 57 degrees in June! Can you believe it?!  A high of 76 degrees.  I'll take it!  :)  Well, I just wanted to post some pics and talk about some fun we had over the weekend.  To start the weekend off we headed to Starbucks to get a new drink we love, very berry refresher and went geocaching.  If you don't know what that is, it's so much fun!  You get to use your GPS and hunt for things people leave all around the area.  Here are a couple pics of our yumminess and our find from the geocaching.

The infamous very berry refresher! Yummmm!

Me and my hubby on the bridge at the park

Our little army guy we found complete with parachute!

 On Saturday my hubby surprised me with lunch out and a run to whole foods for some yummy ingredients!  We tried out a place called Paradise Cafe and Bakery.  It was very yummy!  Hubby called it a girl place. lol Yes, yes it was.  But I loved it!  We were able to pick up some fresh shrimp from whole foods and a nifty insulated messenger bag to put all our groceries in.  I love those bags!
Yummy corn chowder, warm panini, a roll and of course a cookie and brownie not pictured ;)

The cool messenger bag!  Bolthouse farms breakfast smoothies we got for buy one get one free at Meijer! Score!
We made this oh so delicious new recipe with some couscous we bought at whole foods to go with our shrimp.  I must say that this will be a normal recipe we make in this house now. :)
Summer Couscous Salad, Shrimp and crescents.

 Well, that's just some of the fun we had over the weekend.  I also must share with you my breakfast smoothies I tried out this morning!  I found it on a fitness youtube playlist.  Chocolate peanut butter smoothie!  Oh yes!  It tastes awesome!!  It's also mostly healthy!  Honestly I promise ;)
Well, that's all I got!  I hope all of you have a great and blessed day!!  

Saturday, May 25, 2013


It has been sooo long since I've posted on the blog!  I felt like I needed to post something again so I'm back.  I wanted to talk about my spiritual life.  I had a revelation of some sort over the weekend.  I have been so relaxed in my spiritual walk lately.  We were able to spend last Sunday night at a church in OKC for Pentecost Sunday.  That place was rocking!  The Holy Spirit was so there.  Not anything crazy, don't worry I won't get weird on you.  ;)  To the ones that think that stuff is weird.  You could just feel Him there.  The worship was so intense and the message was great!  The old ORU president was there speaking.  He basically made a message out of his testimony.  Which I thought was awesome and so powerful.  It reminded me of what I learned a while back.  That we overcome by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony.  Our testimony of powerful and for a while I was hiding it.  Ok ever since I got back into church I was hiding it.  It's not too pretty.  But I'm hoping it helps people one day.  Being in that service and there that weekend really opened my eyes.  I feel so passionate now.  So refreshed.  I haven't felt this way in years.  I only hope that I have the boldness and strength to live this out in the open.  God spoke to me and had me write out all the bad stuff that happened in my life and then all the good things he has done for me.  I did that and I realized God has taken care of me so much!  He is so good!  Anyways, I just wanted to talk about my refreshing moment and how awesome I've been feeling since that night.  Now, I'm not saying that everything is all peachy keen.  It's not.  I've got some things that I'm struggling with and I'm trying not to worry.  I'm going through healing of my emotions at the time too.  I believe I'm at the end!  I'm right at my breakthrough!  So it's not easy right now, but this refreshing He has put in my spirit has been pushing me!  It makes all those other things little compared to what God can do is going to do in peoples lives.  So if you want to take away something from this post, take away that God is always there.  He loves us and wants to refresh us and pour His love on us.  Even in troubles.  May He increase and I decrease.  May I live out boldly this new fire He has put in me.  I hope and pray I won't just sit here and let it leave again.  Hopefully I will be posting more regularly on here.  About all kinds of stuff!  So forgive me if I don't, and if I do I hope you enjoy it.  :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

God's Goodness

I know it's been a while since I've last written.  It's been busy and I really haven't been in that moment to write any.  I just wanted to share some stuff that was on my heart.  Two things.  First I have struggled with bad dreams for a long time.  Ever since a really bad relationship a long time ago.  I thought I had forgiven myself and others so I didn't get why I kept having them.  Well, about a week ago it was on my heart a lot.  All day I was thinking about it and praying.  I ended up reading some stuff that I believe God led me too.  It made so much sense.  It talked about not ignoring things in your past, acting like it never happened.  Which I have been doing.  A scripture came to my mind.  Revelation 12:11 "They have overcome by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony."
Everything clicked when I thought about that verse!  I've been ignoring my testimony.  I've been so ashamed that I just wanted it to disappear.  I'm not proud of this.  I'm ashamed to even admit that I haven't shared my true testimony.  Yeah, I've shared a short version.  But not close to the real thing.  I talked with my hubby about it and did some forgiving again.  Ever since I've made that decision that I'm willing to share my testimony I have slept like a baby!  God is so awesome!!  I think what made this time different is that I'm equipped now with how to think about things from going to counseling a while back.  My counselor is amazing and really taught me how to think about things.  Also I went to God and asked Him to show me what was going on.  Usually I try to fix it myself.  I ask others what to do or I go to the internet.  This time I didn't ask anybody but God.  It took a while.  But He showed me and set me free!  Don't take your testimony for granted.  I'm so thankful for this and excited about my new freedom!  Second thing is that we've been worrying about a few things lately.  Not going to go into detail about that one but God has totally shown up and taken care of a huge thing!  Totally out of the blue.  I was just sitting here thinking about how He always knows what's going on and He is in control of everything.  The blessing we received came from His hands.  Not ours.  We didn't make it happen.  It made me happy because He is just like an earthly father.  But a whole better. ;)  We were needing help and He came to the rescue.  Goodness!  I just love God.  Tonight is a good night!   He loves us so much!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Catching Up

Hi all!  I know I left you guys hanging the other week.  We ended up having a lot happen and I really wasn't able to blog any.  Our date night went very well.  Our Indian food was awesome!  My hubbies grandma ended up passing away so we went back to Oklahoma where our family is.  On the way we stopped where we use to live and work to attend a reconciliation service.  It was amazing!  We were blessed to watch the congregation be reunited with 4 past pastors that didn't leave on good terms.  One being our lead pastor we worked under.  They washed their feet and loved on them.  I was overwhelmed with feelings of love as we sat back and just watched.  We even were reunited with some friends we haven't spoken to in at least 2 years.  God's reconciliation is so awesome!  The next day we headed down to Oklahoma.  We drove back Wednesday and my hubby had to leave Thursday morning to go on a church event for 4 days.  My nanny came and spend some time with me though.  That was nice.  We had fun relaxing, shopping, eating and watching movies!  :)  Sunday was crazy but good.  I there all by my lonesome. Well, I had some awesome leaders there to back me up.  Ok, they did everything! ;)  They are the best!  My hubby was still gone so I was in charge of Sunday morning children's services.  It went well.  God was in control.  Otherwise I would have been a mess.  Now my hubby is back! Yay! I missed him so much.  All the craziness is over with.  I'm ready to relax with my hubby again with our normal routines.  Well, I'm off to clean the house.  I hope everyone has an awesome day today!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Date Night!

Hey all!  I hope you are having a great Thursday so far!  I woke up to a very cold morning.
I thought these temps weren't suppose to start till November?!  :)

Well, the week has been awesome so far.  Found out we were blessed awesomely and only have to pay $25 for our dental work we had done.  $1,500 worth! God is awesome!  :)  Also we've been blessed in other ways for this weekend.  I'll let you in on that in another post later on this weekend. ;)  My nanny is coming to see me in a few weekends! So excited for that!  Oh and tonight is date night! Yes!!!  We may be going to this Indian restaurant we've been wanting to check out.  There is one by the same family a few hours south of us.  We've been to that one but not the one in our part of town.  I'm so excited.  We haven't had indian food in a long time.  It always reminds me of our good friends the Lynch's.  They introduced us the this amazing food.  We love and miss them so much!  Did I tell you though!? We get to see them this weekend! Woohoo! I better not say too much.  I won't have anything to post about later on. ;)  Well, I hope you guys enjoy this beautiful day!  It should be warmed up by noon.  Happy Thursday!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Running Slow

Good morning!  Late morning. :)  I have no motivation today. I feel blah!  I'm sure everyone has those days huh?  Well, first off this morning I have to tell you about an awesome thing my friend made the other day!  We called them Homemade Oat Bars! :)

Don't they look so yummy!?  I have to give her props.  This was her first time at trying to make them.  I think she nailed it!  They tasted so great!  Here is the recipe if you guys want to try it. :)

Homemade Oat Bars

1/2 Cup Oats
1/2 Cup Rice Krispies
1/4 Cup Peanut Butter
1/4 Cup Almonds (run through processor)
1/4 Cup Walnuts (run through processor)
2 Tbsp Honey
1/4 Cup Craisins (or any kind of dried fruit)
2 Tbsp Milk (or milk substitute or water)
You can add granola too if you would like.

Mix it all up. Press in a baking pan with wax paper and set in fridge for about an hour.  Voila! So easy! :)

On to the other things.  I'm really running slow this morning.  As I mentioned above I have no motivation.  I've been like this since Tuesday.  I'm thinking it was the weather.  Tuesday was chilly and misty outside.  I really need to tackle the kitchen and get the apartment vacuumed.  Oh and exercise.  ;) I've been slacking on exercising really bad.  This week has been busy.  Still have stuff to do tonight and Saturday and then Sunday is church.  So Friday is our only free day that we will have.  It's starting a busy time in our lives!  Only this month though.  Hope everyone has a great day today!  It's beautiful outside here!  Enjoy it!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Pinterest Recipe Success!

Good evening!  Ok so I have to brag about my pinterest recipe success!  I wasn't sure of it but it turned out pretty good.  It's really simple too!  I wouldn't eat it this way all the time because of the brown sugar, but it's a good once in a while recipe.

Mmmmm good.
Here is the link to the recipe. Baked Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

I used :
1 chicken breast split in half
2 Tbsp EVOO
2 garlic cloves
2 Tbsp brown sugar

Saute the garlic in EVOO then stir in brown sugar.  Pour over chicken.  Baked at 375 for 25 minutes. Simple! :) Enjoy!